Sharjah Women’s Sports archers hit gold at AWST 2024


SHARJAH: The Sharjah Women’s Sports Club clinched the gold medal in the Compound Bow Teams competition at the 7th edition of the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST 2024). The showdown, which took place at Al-Bataih Club on Sunday, saw the host team emerge victorious against the Abu Dhabi Archery Club in the Archery grand finale.

Sharjah’s victory was secured with a compelling 209 to 151 points, outperforming Abu Dhabi across four final rounds with scores of 53-33, 53-38, 53-38, and 50-42. The victorious Sharjah team comprised Amina Al Awadhi, Fatima Ahmed, and Hamda Al Mazmi.

In individual competitions, Amina Al Awadhi of the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club won gold in the Compound Bow following a thrilling final against Kuwaiti Hanan Al Miyaas. The match, which extended over five rounds, ended in Al Awadhi’s favour, scoring 136 to 131 points.

On the Recurve Bow front, Bahrain’s Suha Sheikh clinched the gold medal in the individual category, overcoming Saudi Sama Kanfer, who bagged the silver medal in a closel
y contested final, concluding with a score of 5-4. Alia Al Ali from the Abu Dhabi Archery Club secured the bronze medal after winning against Bahraini Sarah Arzooq.

Al Thuqbah Club from Saudi Arabia snatched the gold medal in the Recurve Bow team category after a 6-0 win against the Sharjah team comprising Hessa Al Awadhi, Mariam Al Saigh, and Meera Al Saigh, who clinched the silver medal. The bronze medals were awarded to the Bahraini Club, which included the trio Mariam Anbar, Mariam Ahmed, and Suha Sheikh, following their victory over the Abu Dhabi Archery Club with a score of 6-2.

AWST 2024, which concluded on Monday, featured intense competitions in recurve and compound bow disciplines, with the participation of six clubs, including Saudi Arabia’s Al Thuqbah Club, the Nile Club from Sudan, Kuwait Club, and Bahrain Club, in addition to the Sharjah Women’s Sports Club and Abu Dhabi Archery Club from the UAE.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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